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John M. Eshleman


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CA Blue Book (1913)
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1906 Republican AD-52 3355 Win
11-08-1910 Republican RC-03 116103 Win
11-03-1914 Progressive (Bull Moose) Lieutenant Governor 533255 Win

Candidate Biography:

John Morton Eshleman
Born: June 14, 1876 in Villa Ridge, Illinois
Married: Elizabeth Ledgett (U.S. Presidential Elector in 1924)
Children: John Morton, Jane Eshleman Conant, Kathryn Eshleman Wahl, and Robert*
Died (in office): February 28, 1916 in Indio, CA

1903-1906: Deputy State Labor Commissioner (appointed by Governor Pardee)
1907-1910: District Attorney, Imperial County
1911-1914: Member, California Public Utilities Commission

  • The U.C. Berkeley campus is home to the Eshleman Hall, John Morton Eshleman Library (located in Eshleman Hall), and Eshleman Road. All were named for John Eshleman, who graduated from Berkeley in 1902.
  • Robert was born after his father died in office. In 1921, Robert was identified selected as one of the 1,528 most gifted students in California schools at that point and was selected to be one of "Terman's Termites", a life-long study of the lives of people with above average intelligence.

Source: The Centennial of The University of California, 1868-1968
Source: California Blue Book (1907), (1911), (1913-15)
Source: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell